New Teaching Method Improves Math Skills, Closes Gender Gap in Young Students

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An article appearing this week in ScienceDaily summarizes implications of new work by Florida State University researchers.

According to the article, “New Teaching Method Improves Math Skills, Closes Gender Gap in Young Students“:

When early elementary math teachers ask students to explain their problem-solving strategies and then tailor instruction to address specific gaps in their understanding, students learn significantly more than those taught using a more traditional approach.

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JoLynne is a journalist and educator. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Kansas and a Master of Arts in Teaching from Park University and is certified to teach high school journalism and English. Former employment includes work for Cable News Network and the University of Missouri-Kansas City in addition to freelancing for clients such as the Kansas City Star and The Pitch.
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